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Harris confirmed for Ashes opener

Chairman of Selectors George Bailey has confirmed Marcus Harris will join David Warner at the top of the order for the Ashes series starter at the Gabba.


After 10 Tests, Harris is averaging 23.77 and his top score of 79 came against India at the SCG in 2019.


“It gives you great confidence as a selector when you know your opening batters are locked away as far as a Test series go,” Bailey told RSN.


“It’s a hard spot to bat and to get those places settle, it’s really important.


“Harry’s only had a limited opportunity in the past, and he’s been in and out a bit, so we’d love nothing more than for him to hopefully to get an opportunity to get an extended run at it.


“What we have liked is his consistency.


“He’s obviously been a prolific run-scorer at domestic level here, but also love the fact he went overseas and had a great year for Leicester as well.”


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